20:30 GMT 16 November 2017
The Sporting vs. Famalicao match will be played on Thursday, November 16, at the Jose Alvalade stadium, Lisbon. This is the fourth round match of Portuguese Cup. In the previous round, Sporting defeated Oleiros on the road by 4:2, while Famalicao was better than Alta Lisbon by 2:0, also on the road.
These teams met three times previous, and Sporting won all three games. They didn't even concede a single goal in those matches. All matches were played in Portuguese Cup, since 2011.
Sporting is currently four points behind Porto on Primeira Liga table, which is their primary problem at the moment. In Champions League, in an extremely tough group with Barcelona and Juventus, they are currently in front of Olympiakos, and they hope they will stay third until the end of the group phase. Right after the match against Famalicao, they will host Olympiakos, in the most crucial game in the fight for the third place in the group. So, we may expect a combined team against lower tier Famalicao. Nevertheless, everything less than an easy victory in the upcoming match would be a disaster for Sporting.
Latest matches: Sporting CP
|05.11.2017||Prim||Sporting CP||Sporting Braga||2:2||D|
|31.10.2017||UEFA||Sporting CP||Juventus Turin||1:1||D|
|27.10.2017||Prim||Rio Ave FC||Sporting CP||0:1||W|
|22.10.2017||Prim||Sporting CP||GD Chaves||5:1||W|
|18.10.2017||UEFA||Juventus Turin||Sporting CP||2:1||L|
Famalicao is currently 5th in Segunda Liga, with four points less than the leaders Academico Viseu. It is interesting that they will play against Sporting B in the league just after the match against the first Sporting team in the cup. Their primary goal for the season is to achieve promotion, but it would be nice if they play a good match against one of the three best teams in Portugal.
Latest matches: FC Famalicao
|12.11.2017||Segu||FC Famalicao||CD Cova Piedade||3:0||W|
|05.11.2017||Segu||Gil Vicente FC||FC Famalicao||1:2||W|
|28.10.2017||Segu||Vitoria Guimaraes B||FC Famalicao||1:2||W|
|21.10.2017||Segu||FC Famalicao||Academico Viseu||0:1||L|
|15.10.2017||Taca||Alta De Lisboa||FC Famalicao||0:2||W|
Sporting should win this match with ease. However, after Famalicao, they will face Olympiakos so that we will see a combined squad in the upcoming game. Famalicao might make this game more interesting.
16 November 2017 - 20:30 GMT
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